Adam Swanson | Chestnut Street in the '90s

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Chestnut Street in the '90s

by Adam Swanson

Rare rags, novelties, popular songs, and more performed by fifteen year old Adam Swanson.
Genre: Jazz: Ragtime
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1. Pianoflage
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2. Tiger Rag
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3. X. L. Rag
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4. Chestnut Street in the '90s
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5. Alexander's Ragtime Band
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6. Piano Price's No Name Rag
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7. Mandy's Ragtime Waltz
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8. Virginia Blues
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9. Bouclaire Waltzes
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10. Some Sweet Day
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11. Troublesome Ivories
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12. Centennial Rag
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13. Polly
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14. Railroad Blues
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15. I'm Just Wild About Harry
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16. Memories of You
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17. Sunflower Slow-Drag
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18. The Charleston
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19. Omeomy
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20. Ripping Waters
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21. Harlem Strut
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22. The Dream
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23. Fingerbreaker
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24. California, Here I Come!
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Thrill to the sounds of real ragtime piano as it was heard from the 1890s through the 1920s. Fifteen year old Adam Swanson presents a collection of rare rags, novelties, popular songs, and more! Adam's second recording effort is entitled "Chestnut Street in the '90s" -- the street in St. Louis where many early ragtime pianists plied their trade. 73 minutes.

Adam Swanson is one of the world’s foremost performers of vintage American popular music, including ragtime, early jazz, the Great American Songbook, and more. He holds a bachelor’s in classical piano and a master’s in musicology from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. Although he is only twenty-six years old, Adam has been a featured performer and lecturer at ragtime and jazz festivals across the United States, and he is the only four-time winner of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest. He made his New York debut in Carnegie Hall at the age of nineteen, where he performed with Michael Feinstein. Adam has performed at the Cinecon Classic Film Festival in Hollywood and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., as well as in Hungary, Switzerland, and Australia. He has worked with such musicians as Toronto’s John Arpin, former rock star Ian Whitcomb, and legendary 1950s recording artist Johnny Maddox, who was one of Adam’s greatest influences. Adam performs every summer at the historic Strater Hotel in Durango, Colorado. Visit Adam online: www.adamgswanson.com.

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T.L. Ebbers

TIGER RAG
The Impecable Style, Brought To Life From Its Hey Day By Adam, Is The Delight Of My Soul,Keep Up The Great Work!!! Its The Sound Of Joy And Lightness It Heavy Times !!!- [I Highly Recommend It !!!]
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Kimberly Kellison

Chestnut Street in the 90s
Very enjoyable music to listen to. Amazing on what you have accomplished at such a young age!!
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Andrew Shamrock

A decent effort
I like the choice of pieces, which showcase a wide variety of styles and eras . However, Pianoflage is obviously beyond his technical ability and shouldn't have made the cut. It's a very hard piece, so there's no shame in it. For some reason I also felt there was a lack of overall 'style'. A lot of the departures from the sheet music seem to have been copied from existing recordings, transcriptions, or piano scrolls.
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Natalie Strange

Chestnut Street in the 90's
Great selection of music with Adam's inimitable style - his liner notes are also very knowledgable and enlightening. Get it!
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